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G stress on A-10 pilots during JAWS II exercises.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7082249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gz loads in A-10 aircraft were recorded on nine sorties during JAWS II exercises, and the pilots completed questionnaires on the effects of G stress in the A-10. Analysis of the recordings provided, among other statistics, the following means: maneuvering time, 28 min; peak +Gz load, +6.2; peak -Gz load, -0.1; G-time integral above 4 G, 85 G.s; G onsets greater than or equal to 6 G/s, 13. The questionnaires and follow-up interviews generated little evidence of G intolerance; the pilots did report significant task saturation, however. To compare the physiologic effects of G stress in the A-10 with those of G stress in the F-4, eight volunteer subjects were exposed to simulated A-10 and F-4 missions on the USAFSAM centrifuge. Although the two G-stress profiles were equally difficult and fatiguing, the subjects experienced less visual loss and had lower maximum heart rates during the A-10 profile.
K K Gillingham; D L Makalous; M A Tays
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Aviation, space, and environmental medicine     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0095-6562     ISO Abbreviation:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Publication Date:  1982 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-07-22     Completed Date:  1982-07-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501714     Medline TA:  Aviat Space Environ Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  336-41     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine
Fatigue / etiology
Heart Rate
Military Personnel
Time Factors
Vision Disorders / etiology

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